- 3 parts Celery Seed
- 2 parts Dried Parsley
- 1 part Dried Root of Joe Pye Weed (aka Gravel Root)
- Mix the ingredients together by visual proportions and place in a tea ball or “seal your own” tea bag.
- Place in cup and pour 192 F hot water into cup
- Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
- Drink tea
What is Gout?
Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid. When you have too much of it in your system, you can end up with uric acid crystals in your joints that create a great deal of pain in the joint and surrounding tissue. It’s vital that you’re able to stimulate your renal system in order to break down these deposits and flush them from your body.
By alkalizing your body tissue, blood and urine, this will be much easier for you to accomplish; because it’s hard for crystals to form and survive in an alkaline environment. There are a variety of things that you can do in order to switch your body pH from acidic to alkaline; celery seeds being one of the most effective.
You see, foods containing good amounts of calcium, magnesium and potassium (especially) are alkaline forming, meaning that they move the body towards a more alkaline state.
Celery Seeds contain nearly 20 different types of anti-inflammatory agents, so can be very effective for reducing inflammation during a gout attack. The B vitamins help to convert uric acid into harmless compounds, whilst vitamin C has been proved to increase uric acid excretion and reduce uric acid levels in the blood.
The potassium in the seeds helps to develop an alkaline state that can prevent crystal formation in your joints. And studies show that potassium citrate can prevent urine from becoming too acidic. As a result, the potassium in celery seeds can also help to reduce the risk of stones forming in your kidneys.
Finally, celery seeds are diuretic, basically meaning that they help to increase urine flow. In this way they can help to flush more uric acid out of your body.
Just like celery, parley may act as a natural diuretic. This just means that it may be beneficial in flushing out the extra uric acid from the bloodstream. This is through the urinary tract and in the kidneys, therefore supporting the kidney function. Moreover, it is also beneficial in facilitating the passing of the kidney stones. This is again due to the diuretic effects that it produces. This essentially means that it may increase the excretion of the fluid in the urinary tract. Therefore, cleansing the body of the kidney stones. Also, remember that parsley is also an acid-alkaline food, which is actually good for the pH level of the body.
Chanca piedra is a plant that is also an effective way to reduce uric
acid in the blood system. Drinking a tea made from the plant or taking the dried plant in capsule form (approx. 1600 mg. 2X per day – morning and night) has proven effective against both preventing and eliminating gout.